A midrange effort, this year's Z3 Play has the typical look of the Moto Z family. You get a slim device with a flat backing.
You can see how planar it is.
The sheer design is in service of the pogo pins on the back of the phone, which connect Moto Mods magnetically to the phone.
A 2,200mAh battery pack comes in the Z3 Play's box.
This will extend the phone's battery life to run two days on a single charge.
The Z3 Play runs Android 8.0 Oreo.
Motorola's interface is one of my favorites.
The Z3 Play loses its headphone jack, a change from last year's Z2 Play.
Without a mod to soften the edges, the Z3 Play feels a little bony.
Check out the fingerprint reader on the phone's right side.
There's a dual-camera setup that can take portrait photos with those 12- and 5-megapixel lenses.
Adding a case or other mod minimizes the starkness of that camera bump.
This opens the door for customized shells.
An 8-megapixel camera rides on the front.
Camera modes are minimal, but you'll find a few extras.
The family of Moto Mods is mostly made up of shells ("cases") and battery packs, but you'll also find Mods from Polaroid...
...and these snap-on speakers.